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Something a bit different

If you are looking for something you will never forget, then take some inspiration from these ideas... and experience something a bit different.

Adrere Amellal, Siwa & the Western Desert, Egypt

Adrere Amellal is an exceptional eco-lodge located in Siwa Oasis, on the edge of the dramatic Great Sand Sea. Its tranquil and idyllic location, right on a salt-water lake, creates the perfect off the beaten track escape. There is no electricity and Adrere Amellal relies on solar energy and recycles all its waste and water. There are many possible excursions to remote parts of the desert and each night, the location of the dining varies.

From £1,985pp for 3 nights at the Mena House on a B&B basis and 3 nights at Adrere Amellal on a fully inclusive basis.

Antarctica Fly Cruise and Chile

Travel to the ends of the earth on a unique fly cruise to Antarctica, setting off from the far south of Chile. If time is short this is the best way to get to the peninsula, one of the most ruggedly beautiful places on the planet, with its stunning icy landscapes, and a plethora of wildlife.

From £12,100pp for 2 nights in Santiago and 1 night in Punta Arenas, on a B&B basis and a 5 night Antarctica fly cruise and 5 nights in Torres del Paine at the Tierra Patagonia, on a full board basis.

Backstage Vernissage, Zermatt

Designed by the Swiss architect Heinz Julen, a stay at the new Backstage Vernissage Hotel is a unique experience. Closely linked to the Zermatt Unplugged music festival, the theme is 'backstage' and 'behind the scenes', the idea being that it's the place to relax during the intermission before going back on stage. The glass-fronted hotel is in the heart of Zermatt and has a bar, lounge-restaurant, dinner cinema, club nights, concerts and art exhibitions.

From £1,250pp based on 2 sharing a Cube Loft in January for 6 nights on a B&B basis, including flights and train transfers.

Domaine de Murtoli, Corsica

A unique collection of rustic luxury villas that sleep from 2 - 13, either in a peaceful valley or on a private beach. Each villa has its own large garden and pool, with plenty of terrace space for alfresco dining. You can cook in your villa, pick fresh produce from the estate's gardens or chose freshly caught sea bream or local lamb at the Grotto restaurant and bar, complete with a well-stocked cellar and a roaring fire.

From £1,900pp based on 2 adults and 1 child in a 2-bed villa (self-catering) for 7 nights in August, plus car hire.

Ibo Island Dhow Safari, Mozambique

Island hop through the untouched Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique on a private Dhow Safari. This unique private sailing adventure includes 4 nights eco-camping under canvas, guided by an experienced crew. Stop to snorkel, picnic on remote sand-banks, kayak through mangroves spotting birdlife before catching fish for a BBQ, prepared by your chef under the stars. Finish with 3 nights at Ibo Island Lodge to explore the old town and mysterious ruins.

From £3,530pp based on 2 people sharing on a full board basis including all flights and transfers. For bookings from now until the end of June 2013.

Ice Hotel, Lapland, Sweden

The Ice Hotel will be built from blocks of ice harvested from the River Thorne again next December and we encourage early booking if you are considering spending Christmas and New Year there. Each room, created afresh every winter, is individually crafted by artists from all over the world. Try your hand at husky sledding or take a reindeer safari and there is a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

From £900pp, based on one night in a Snow Room, two nights in warm accommodation, return flights to Kiruna and airport transfers.

Join the Mail Run in Vancouver, Canada

For a fantastic addition to a visit to Vancouver, take to the skies with the postal service! Join the seaplane that takes the mail to the tiny islands that sit in the Straits of Georgia between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Meet the locals, enjoy the thrill of traveling by seaplane and perhaps glimpse an Orca whale along the way.

From £1,950pp based on 7 nights at Georgia Hotel Vancouver and a morning trip on the Mail Run plane.

Peru family adventure

Explore the wonders of Peru on an itinerary uniquely designed with the needs of the adventurous family - combining education, culture, a wealth of activities and a bit of downtime too. Go white water rafting on the mighty Urubamba, horse riding, mountain biking and trekking through the Andes. Meet with local communities and explore Peru’s ancient Incan remains and bustling markets.

From £18,200 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children, for a 10 night itinerary including all activities accompanied by a specialized English-speaking adventure guide.

Record your own music at GeeJam in Jamaica

This funky hideaway set high up in the trees close to Jamaica’s Treasure Beach is a very different experience. With only a handful of rooms, GeeJam offers an eclectic mix of chill out and groove. This is where the rock stars go to record in blissful relaxation and you can too with time in their own studio where you can record your very own choice of tunes!

From £3,035pp based on 2 people in Drum & Bass for 7 nights B&B basis.

Tawaraya, Kyoto, Japan

A stay at Tawaraya, a luxurious three-hundred year old Japanese Ryokan, is to have a truly authentic experience. All the rooms boast tatami mat floors and the bathrooms have heated floors and traditional wooden bathtubs. The Okami, or owner, requests all guests wear the traditional dress, whether relaxing in the Japanese and English libraries with books specializing in Japanese art and design or eating a 12 course tasting menu in your room. Tawaraya is perfectly located in downtown Kyoto.

From £3,100pp as part of a 8 night itinerary to Japan.

The Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay, Western Papua

Take a journey of a lifetime on board the most adventurous, luxury expedition ship through the stunning waters of Western Papua. Here, in the pristine marine environment of Cenderawasih Bay, several friendly, resident whale sharks delight the intrepid few than venture to this corner of the globe. These gentle giants have become accustomed to taking advantage of small fish that spill from the nets of local fishermen and you can snorkel and truly interact with these mammoth fish.

POA, as part of a tailor made itinerary to Australia.

Therasia Resort, Sicily, Italy

Located on the island of Vulcano, in the stunningly beautiful Aeolian Islands north of Sicily, this beautiful hotel has large luxurious rooms. Out of the way yet easily reachable from Catania airport by road and hydrofoil, you can enjoy spectacular sunsets and first class cuisine. There is also a relaxing, rejuvenating spa and stunning seawater infinity swimming pool.

From £1,600pp for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Room with Terrace and Sea View, on a B&B basis. Includes economy class international flights and private airport transfers.

Trappers Cabin, Beaver Creek, USA

Experience the seclusion of the mountains at this luxurious four-bedroom cabin. Set amongst the trees, the cabin's chic decor and homely atmosphere makes this hideaway a special place to stay. Sink into one of the sofas in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the spacious open-plan sitting room/dining room before enjoying a gourmet dinner prepared by your private chef. Trappers Cabin works perfectly as part of a twin center ski vacation to the USA.

From £1,130pp based on 8 people sharing the cabin for a week, flights excluded.

Tree House at Lion Sands, South Africa

Imagine waking up to a stunning South African dawn, watching the sun rise, the last stars fading away awith the gentle rumblings of animals waking below. Sleep out under the stars in the Tree House of Lion Sands River Lodge. A four poster bed draped in mosquito nets is set on a romantic platform in a centuries old tree overlooking the Msutu dry river bed.

From £3,120pp based on 2 people sharing in a Luxury Room for 4 nights in the Lodge and 1 night in the Tree House on a fully inclusive basis, including all flights and transfers for travel between 01 May - 31 August 2013.

Trek to Everest Base Camp in style, Kathmandu & Khumbu Region

The allure of Everest has always captivated travelers; a visit to the Everest or 'Khumbu' region is for many a lifelong ambition. Once you have seen Everest, we will fly you directly back to Kathmandu by helicopter rather than a five day walk back along the path you have just come up. Using the best lodges possible and with an experienced guide and a team of 2 porters who will carry fluffy pillows, snacks and treats… this is an experience you will never forget.

From £7,300pp for 15 nights, based on 2 people sharing including international flights and transfers.

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